King Hooper Mansion

The gracious King Hooper Mansion, built in 1728 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to the Marblehead Arts Association. The rooms of the Mansion, furnished in traditional Colonial style, include a graceful parlor, a dining room, a small rear gallery, and a third floor ballroom, which houses a Steinway piano. The original wine cellar of the Hooper’s is located in the basement and opens onto the King Hooper Garden, meticulously maintained by the Cottage Gardeners of Marblehead. Six galleries of exhibits change monthly and art-related programs and events are scheduled throughout the year. Discover the fascinating life and art of Johan Selmer Larson, one of the founding members of the Marblehead Arts Association and renowned artist of his time. The Mansion is within walking distance of four churches and two public parks overlooking picturesque Marblehead Harbor.


8 Hooper Street Marblehead, MA 1945

Driving Directions

Take Rt. 114 into Marblehead. When Rt. 114 ends at the fire station, continue going straight. Follow the road (Pleasant Street) to the end. Turn right onto Washington Street. Go two blocks to Bank Square (where the road turns to go uphill). You may park here on the street. Hooper Street is a one-way street off of the square. The MAA is just a few doors in on Hooper Street.

Notes & Advisories

The Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) includes 500 plus artist and non-artist members. For more information about events, classes or renting the Mansion for a special event, please contact the King Hooper Mansion at 781-631-2608 or email


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